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Bay Pines VA Car Show: Downshifters of Brooklyn's open show for customs, street rods, trucks and classics from early 1900s to present, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. Proceeds benefit the medical center's Veteran Recreation Fund. Free for spectators (donations appreciated). Call (727) 243-9120.

Das Movies! at the MFA: The 2003 film Luther, starring Joseph Fiennes as the great Christian reformer, is presented in conjunction with Albrecht Durer: Art in Transition, 3 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $12, includes museum admission. (727) 896-2667 or check

Rummage sale: Bargains galore, 8 a.m., Congregation Beth Sholom, 1844 54th St. S, Gulfport. Free. Call (727) 420-9374.

Suncoast Green Wave Expo: Showcases eco-friendly products, services and practices for going "green," 11 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Free. Call (727) 363-9268 or check

2 Thursday

Illuminated Night Parade: Includes floats, music, dancing and beads, 7 p.m., east on Central Avenue starting at Fifth Street; north on Second Street; east on First Avenue N; north on Beach Drive, to Fifth Avenue N. Fireworks follow the parade. Free. (727) 821-9888.

Star Power Fashion Show: Celebrities model clothing from Georgette's in Old Hyde Park. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home. Noon, Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $65. (727) 576-6424.

3 Friday

"Senior Excursions": This week's destination is Ybor City, leaving at 9 a.m. from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. $12.50, $10 for recreation card holders. Event admission extra. Call (727) 363-9245.

Get Downtown: First Fridays street party with music by B.K. Jackson, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. on Central Avenue between Second and Third streets in St. Petersburg. Proceeds from beer and wine street sales benefit the Raymond James Optimist Club. Free. Call (727) 393-3597.

Swing Time: A night of swing dancing to live music by the Juke Joint Kings, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Free lessons at 8 p.m. Dance contest at intermission with $100 prize. $11. Call (813) 274-4950.

4 Saturday

Beauty and the Beach Fine Arts and Fine Craft Show: Arts and crafts, chalk walk art, food music and historic museum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kolb Park, Bay Palm Boulevard, two blocks east of Gulf Boulevard between 15th and 16th avenues, Indian Rocks Beach. Free. Call (727) 596-4331 or check

5 Sunday

Bird Fair: Exotic birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Also, bird supplies and raffles, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Minnreg Building , 6340 126th Ave., Largo. $3, 11 and younger free. Call (727) 726-6864.

Bridal Showcase: View the setup for a mock ceremony and connect with various vendors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Registered brides-to-be will be entered to win four free hours in the Boca Ciega Bay for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Free. Call (727) 363-9245.

Keyboard Concert: Organist/pianist Brent Douglas performs a program of contemporary, sacred and classical pieces, 4 p.m., Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Also features Mike Fee, trumpet, Julia Coulmas, vocalist. Free. (727) 321-8356.


The Queen of Bingo: Babe and Sis, sisters who seek a bit of fun at the bingo hall, drive each other crazy and bring you along for the ride in this play, 8 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 5, Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19, Pinellas Park. $15, $13 seniors/students. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Neighborly Care Network Meals on Wheels program. Call (727) 822-6194 or check

Get out and enjoy activities around Pinellas 03/28/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 28, 2009 4:31am]
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